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stop·ple

 (stŏp′əl)
n.
A stopper; a plug.
tr.v. stop·pled, stop·pling, stop·ples
To close with a stopper or plug.

[Middle English stoppell, from Middle English stoppen, to stop; see stop.]

stopple

(ˈstɒpəl)
n
another word for stopper1
vb
another word for stopper4

stop•ple

(ˈstɒp əl)

n., v. -pled, -pling. n.
1. a stopper, esp. for a bottle.
v.t.
2. to close or fit with a stopple.
[1350–1400]

stopple


Past participle: stoppled
Gerund: stoppling

Imperative
stopple
stopple
Present
I stopple
you stopple
he/she/it stopples
we stopple
you stopple
they stopple
Preterite
I stoppled
you stoppled
he/she/it stoppled
we stoppled
you stoppled
they stoppled
Present Continuous
I am stoppling
you are stoppling
he/she/it is stoppling
we are stoppling
you are stoppling
they are stoppling
Present Perfect
I have stoppled
you have stoppled
he/she/it has stoppled
we have stoppled
you have stoppled
they have stoppled
Past Continuous
I was stoppling
you were stoppling
he/she/it was stoppling
we were stoppling
you were stoppling
they were stoppling
Past Perfect
I had stoppled
you had stoppled
he/she/it had stoppled
we had stoppled
you had stoppled
they had stoppled
Future
I will stopple
you will stopple
he/she/it will stopple
we will stopple
you will stopple
they will stopple
Future Perfect
I will have stoppled
you will have stoppled
he/she/it will have stoppled
we will have stoppled
you will have stoppled
they will have stoppled
Future Continuous
I will be stoppling
you will be stoppling
he/she/it will be stoppling
we will be stoppling
you will be stoppling
they will be stoppling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been stoppling
you have been stoppling
he/she/it has been stoppling
we have been stoppling
you have been stoppling
they have been stoppling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been stoppling
you will have been stoppling
he/she/it will have been stoppling
we will have been stoppling
you will have been stoppling
they will have been stoppling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been stoppling
you had been stoppling
he/she/it had been stoppling
we had been stoppling
you had been stoppling
they had been stoppling
Conditional
I would stopple
you would stopple
he/she/it would stopple
we would stopple
you would stopple
they would stopple
Past Conditional
I would have stoppled
you would have stoppled
he/she/it would have stoppled
we would have stoppled
you would have stoppled
they would have stoppled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stopple - blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightlystopple - blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly
blockage, stoppage, occlusion, closure, block, stop - an obstruction in a pipe or tube; "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"
bung, spile - a plug used to close a hole in a barrel or flask
bottle cork, cork - the plug in the mouth of a bottle (especially a wine bottle)
drainplug - a removable plug for holding water in a tub or basin
earplug - a plug of cotton, wax, or rubber that is fitted into the ear canal for protection against the entry of water or loud noise
fipple - a wooden plug forming a flue pipe (as the mouthpiece of a recorder)
tampion, tompion - plug for the muzzle of a gun to keep out dust and moisture
tampon - plug of cotton or other absorbent material; inserted into wound or body cavity to absorb exuded fluids (especially blood)
spigot, tap - a plug for a bunghole in a cask
Verb1.stopple - close or secure with or as if with a stopper; "She stoppered the wine bottle"; "The mothers stoppered their babies' mouths with pacifiers"
plug, stop up, secure - fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug; "plug the hole"; "stop up the leak"
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"But suppose you upset, and all these and your powder get wet." "Then," said he, "we wait till we get to where there is some fire." I produced from my pocket a little vial, containing matches, stoppled watertight, and told him, that, though we were upset, we should still have some dry matches; at which he stared without saying a word.